Two coal-burning stacks at the San Juan Generating Station will be shuttered in 2017. To replace that coal-generated power, Public Service Company of New Mexico has proposed investing mostly in other coal, natural gas and nuclear energy. The utility, which provides power to half a million customers in New Mexico, says it’s the most cost effective, reliable option.
But critics would like PNM to build large-scale wind and solar installations instead. Several stakeholders that initially supported the proposal have backed out. KUNM's Rita Daniels has been covering the story every step of the way.
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PNM's Energy Future At A Crossroads
New Mexico’s largest utility company has a plan to use fossil fuels and nuclear power for the next 20 years. But opponents of the plan want to see the utility shift to wind and solar. Read more...
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